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WHAT IS BEHIND YEAST INFECTIONS AND HOW TO GET RID OF THEM FOREVER!
THIS LITTLE ORGANISM CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE A LIVING AGONY!
If you have had a yeast infection for a while, or if it has become a recurrent condition, you should know that it might not be just a temporary discomfort. Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called Candida. This organism lives in the intestines, where it is contained, until an exterior factor, such as the prolonged use of antibiotics, birth control pills, or a diet rich in sugars and alcohol, kills the bacteria which keeps Candida controlled. Sometimes this organism filtrates to the blood stream and invades the mucous membranes, causing infections.
Your doctor will probably prescribe antibiotics to fight these infections, however this might even cause more damage, turning into a condition called “Candida overgrowth”. Studies reveal that 85% of Americans (no gender specific) suffer from this condition. Candida not only causes yeast infection, there is more than the itching and irritation. Not treated on time, Candida could gradually travel to your organs through your blood stream, becoming a chronic condition, very difficult to eradicate.
WHAT CANDIDA DO TO YOU
Once the Candida organism (fungus) enters your blood stream, it nests in your organs and it could develop into serious conditions like:
-Multiple sclerosis,repeatedly urinary track infection, vaginitis, constipation. -Indigestion, low sex drive, itching, sore throat, persistent cough,
-Abdominal pain and bloating, gases
-Muscles weakness, migraines,eczema, earaches, excessive fatigue, diarrhea, -Athlete's foot, PMS, rectal itching, indigestion, acid reflux, sinus inflammation, and allergies, just to mention a few.
However, if Candida travels to the brain, the consequences could be even more serious, because it would affect its different functions which could derive in the following conditions:
-Cravings for alcohol and sweets
-Autism, brain fog, and inability to concentrate
-Anxiety, depression, and irritability
-Poor memory, mood swings
-Cognitive impairment, learning difficulties, and hyperactivity, just to mention a few.
HOW TO CONTROL CANDIDA
Usually, women just try to quiet the itching of a yeast infection, with over the counter medicine, a 3 day treatment and go back to our daily routine. But what happens when that yeast infection keeps coming back, and more often than we can handle it? Maybe, we should listen to our body a little more closer. It might be warning us that something else is going on “in there”. First, let's analyze what Candida is: it is a fungus, meaning a strong organism resilient to die, and capable of continuously reproducing. If we take in consideration these characteristics, and we add the fact that Candida microorganism are covered by something called Chitin, a hard layer which protects them against exterior elements, then we realize that we are facing “a real enemy”. To just give you an idea of what Chitin is, let's find a similar insect which is protected by Chitin. One that cannot be destroyed, and which will survive a nuclear war: cockroaches. Of course, minimized where we can only see Candida organism under a microscope, we are dealing with something very tough to destroy.
There are many ways to cure Candida though, however we have to learn to control our health, and what we eat, so this fungus won't be able to invade our system again.
The first step is to acknowledge that we do have a problem, and the second step to destroy this fungus. It won't just go away, and we just learned how it can compromise our health with terrible, deteriorating conditions.
The Internet is full of web sites offering the cure for Candida Overgrowth, some of them might really work, but we all know some won't. The truth is that all these products are based in natural ingredients, so what we probably need to do is to analyze and locate these natural ingredients.
“The cure of all diseases in the world, are found in nature”, someone said once and it so true!
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR CANDIDA OVERGROWTH
Now, it took some time for this fungus to grow inside of your body, so don't expect it to just disappear forever overnight. It will take discipline on your part to change your diet, and to follow the treatments. Before you try anything, talk to your doctor, although he will give you a medicine strong enough to relief your symptoms right away, it will be up to you to take control of your health and eradicate this; “alien organism” for good.
Avoid this foods: excessive sugars, excessive carbohydrates, processed foods, alcohol, dairy products, peanuts, caffeine, mushrooms and truffles, corn, all the “hotdog” condiments such as mustard, ketchup, relish, etc., vinegars, and all oils except for vegetable oil. A complete list shows at: http://www.thecandidadiet.com/foodstoavoid.htm
Eat: Natural organic vegetables and fruit, especially the ones rich in vitamin C (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, etc). Season your salads with apple vinegar, and try to use as much garlic as you can in your foods, because it destroys Candida! You can also eat all the fish you want, except for shellfish (they are impregnated in toxins!). No pork either, if you can avoid it. Eggs are great for you, and so is coconut, and bananas. Other fruits that help eliminate Candida are papayas, avocados, and kiwis. Make yourself addicted to yogurt! This is a great allied to fight Candida, because it contains Lactobacillus. Some doctors also recommend to take 1 to 2000 milligrams of Caprylic acid daily, because of its effective anti fungal properties.
GRANNY'S RECIPES TO RELIEF THE ITCH OF A YEAST INFECTION
Yeast infections are as old as the world, so how the women from the past put up with the indescribable agony of the itching? Let's see, years ago, I heard someone saiying that taking a bath in warm water would help, however, the tip is to add a few drops of Tea Tree Oil, due to its anti fungal properties, and garlic! Which also have anti fungal and anti bacterial properties.
Also keep your colon clean, taking enough fiber in your diet.
Finally, DO NOT overlook this discomfort, and specially DO NOT underestimate it. Treated on time, might keep you from suffering from a very serious condition. Facing Candida Overgrowth is not an easy task, but it can be treated, and eradicated forever. Please, do it before it is too late!